Happy Chinese New Year of “The Monkey” with fireworks over the Hudson River in New York

Happy Chinese New Year of “The Monkey” with fireworks over the Hudson River in New York  |  New York, United States  |  See live last night from the comfort of my living room in Hell’s Kitchen. Happy New Chinese Year of “The Monkey”. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Finally got into Totto Ramen

Totto Ramen by www.carlosmeliablog.comFinally got into Totto Ramen   |  New York, United States  |  Yes ladies and gentleman, after month and month of wait, I finally made it at this basic but high demand Ramen shack  in Hell’s Kitchen, ‎#NewYork City. The verdict is …” has been totally worth the wait…”. I would say, one of the best Noodle Ramen I have had in New York, therefore now I fully understand why it is always sold out. My choice Chicken Paitan Ramen (USD 9,75) straight homemade noodles cooked al dente style in a whole chicken and premium sauce based soup topped with scallions, onion and a nori. おいしい aka. yummy. Curating the best experiences for you worldwide. さようなら CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia from White BIG APPLE

GPS Carlos Melia from White BIG APPLE   |  New York, United States  |  I am back in New York City, and this morning we woke up to see a full white coated frosted Big Apple. One of the nicest views of Manhattan, till it stops and all becomes black and muddy. But hey beauty doesn’t last forever right, so enjoy it and share it before it fades away.

I have been for the last 3 days, since I arrived back from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here for the next two weeks, prepping for my 39th Birthday next Tuesday, and then on the 20th of March, off to Thailand for 3 weeks. Life could not be better.
I have been for the last 3 days, since I arrived back from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here for the next two weeks, prepping for my 39th Birthday next Tuesday, and then on the 20th of March, off to Thailand for 3 weeks. Life could not be better.
Hope you enjoy my photos of White New York City from this morning, while I was walking to my favorite breakfast spot in Hell’s Kitchen, La Bergamote, to have my usual Almond Brioche with a huge cup of Coffee with milk. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Meeting of the LGBT Travel Media minds at La Silhouette

Meeting of the LGBT Travel Media minds at La Silhouette  |  New York, United States  |  Last night La Silhouette Restaurant and Carlos Melia Recommends, hosted a private summit of LGBT Media minds in New York City. Friends and colleagues, with whom I have travelled around the world, reporting about travel, hotels, restaurants and more. Lovely evening enjoying the touch of Chef Matthew Tropeano, and the brilliant attention and warms of both Sally and Tito the owners. (from left to right: Ed Salvato @ Man About World the new LGBT Travel Magazine for the iPad. Merryn Johns @ CURVE Magazine, leading Lesbian magazine. Joseph Pedro @ Passport Magazine the insider guide to Gay Travel. Dan Avery @ GayCities.com & Queerty.com leading online Gay Guides and News. Jeffrey Keyes and Lawrence Ferber free lance writers. And myself Carlos Melia.). More events to come. !!!! Great to share the evening with them, learn about their latest travels, exchange experiences, tips and contacts. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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More great shots of the Gay Wedding Planning New York

More great shots of the Gay Wedding Planning New York  |  New York, United States  |  More great shots of the Gay Wedding in New York from this weekend. Such lovely views from the rooftop Penthouse of the INK 48 by Kimpton Hotels. Photos by Sean Gallery Photography, showing both fantastic views of Hudson River and the skyline of New York City. Continue reading More great shots of the Gay Wedding Planning New York

Gay Wedding Planning this time in New York City

Gay Wedding Planning this time in New York City  |  New York, United States  |  Another lovely wedding, this time quite close to my heart since it was to one of my best friends, and a new member to our family, Tres. The weather hold on to us, and we had a fantastic night watching the skyline of New York City and the Hudson River Park, from the rooftop of the Penthouse at the INK 48 by Kimpton Hotels. Continue reading Gay Wedding Planning this time in New York City

Ian & Tres Wedding Day in New York

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Ian & Tres Wedding Day | New Yor, United Stares | Wedding Planning at Ink 48 Hotel by Kimptons Hotel. Today is Ian and Tres’s most important day. Groom and Groom together by life, love and law. Congratulations to both of them. Wedding planning, this time in New York City. More later.!!! Hoping the weather holds fir a fabulous outdoor ceremony, cocktail and dinner overlooking Manhattan’s skyline and the Hudson River. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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La Silhouette Restaurant New York

La Silhouette Restaurant New York  |  New York, United States  |  French Bistro located in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan ( 53rd Street in between 9th and 8th Avenue ). From the former Maitre D and Chef of acclaimed La Grenouille, they bring years of experience to Hell’s Kitchen. Multiple ambients and rooms to match your mood… quick drink, outside seating for a quick bite, or experience the back room for a more private and exclusive experience by Executive Chef Matthew Tropeano. Continue reading La Silhouette Restaurant New York

GPS Carlos Melia back in New York City

GPS Carlos Melia back in New York City  |  New York, United States  |  After an over 10 hours flight from Buenos Aires, I am back in New York City. View of the Hudson River from the apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Time to relax, gain some energy back and focus on the new projects and adventures to come.  CM

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The OUT NYC

20120131-175515.jpg The OUT NYC  |  New York, United States  |  Well it seems that West 42nd. Street area in between 10th and 11th Avenue (aka. Hells Kitchen), has lately been getting a lot of attention and happening. First the avant-garded Yotel, which I personally reviewed last week and loved, the new luxury apartments complex MiMA, and now the soon to open The OUT NYC Urban Resort which already is looking very promessing and happening. The project is forecasted to open March 2012, so we will have to wait till then to see how it develops, looking forward to stay over to review it in full. Formerly to be Axel Hotel New York, today member of the Genre Hotels group, which I must say after over 20 years in this business have never heard of, but excited to learn more about. But this is not all this complex has to offer, big names are already part of this project and others to join soon. The OUT NYC hosts New York’s most highly anticipated nightlife venue XL Nightclub featuring already well established and classic events like Rock It by Fonabaiovoss and iconic New York night scene names like John Blair. Today I was briefly introduced to XL but this weekend I was invited to come and check the venue in full action, but I can say that already got my attention, a slick venue with a nice central bar and dance floor in the back. So stay tuned for more. CM

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